5 Things You Can’t Miss: Los Angeles

by Anthony Losanno
Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is known for its beautiful beaches, movie stars, world-class museums, food scene, and bustling nightlife. The City of Angels is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for an exciting and unforgettable vacation.

Here are five things you can’t miss on your visit.

Rodeo Drive

5. Shop in Beverly Hills

This famous neighborhood is known for its luxurious homes and high-end shopping. Many tour companies offer guided trips through the area, where you can see celebrity homes and learn about the history of this iconic neighborhood. If you’d rather go it alone, there are lots of high-end boutiques to hit on Rodeo Drive with some great lunch spots for when you’re shopped out. The original Spago can be found nearby.

Can’t Miss: Snap a photo of the Beverly Hills Sign in Beverly Gardens Park. The iconic selfie spot is a must photograph for the Gram.

Address: 9390 North Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Santa Monica Pier

4. Soak up the sun on Santa Monica Beach

Santa Monica Beach is a beautiful stretch of sand located just west of downtown LA. Take a walk on the pier, rent a bike, or simply relax in the warm California sun.

Can’t Miss: Historic Route 66 ends at the edge of Santa Monica Pier. Walk out to see the end of the legendary American highway and the Pacific Ocean.

Address: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Olvera Street

2. Eat and Shop on Olvera Street

Olvera Street is a historic Mexican marketplace located in downtown LA. Here, you can sample traditional Mexican food, browse authentic crafts and souvenirs, and learn about the rich cultural history of the area. Olvera Street is known as “the birthplace of Los Angeles.” The block-long market features street vendors, restaurants, and gift shops.

Can’t Miss: Get some of the best taquitos and tamales to be found at Cielito Lindo (they’ve been serving them since 1934).

Address: 125 Paseo De La Plz, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Getty Museum

2. Visit the J. Paul Getty Center

This world-class J. Paul Getty Center features an impressive collection of European paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts. The museum’s stunning architecture and breathtaking views make it a must-see attraction.

Can’t Miss: Check out the works of Rembrandt and Vincent van Gogh before exploring the outdoor gardens.

Address: 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Grauman's Chinese Theatre

1. See the Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame features over 2,600 stars honoring some of the biggest names in entertainment. Take a stroll down this historic street and see if you can spot your favorite celebrity’s star. The area is a little rough with homeless people outnumbering tourists at times, but it’s worth a quick trek and few photos here. If you’re in LA after May 4th, pay your respect at Carrie Fisher’s star. Princess Leia will posthumously receive her place on the walk for this year’s Star Wars day.

Can’t Miss: Stop for a moment to think about all of the premieres and celebrities that have passed through Grauman’s Chinese Theatre as you walk along. If you have the time, take in a movie.

Address: Hollywood Boulevard from Gower to La Brea and on Vine Street from Sunset to Yucca.

Los Angeles has lots for movie buffs, beach lovers, art aficionados, foodies and everyone in between.

Andaz West Hollywood

Bonus Hotel Pick: The Andaz West Hollywood is a luxe boutique hotel located in the heart of West Hollywood. With its sleek and modern design, the hotel offers a stylish and comfortable stay for travelers looking for a unique and upscale experience. The hotel also offers a range of on-site dining options, including the acclaimed Riot House restaurant and bar, as well as a rooftop pool and lounge with stunning views of the city.

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